On polynomial response surfaces and Kriging for use in structural optimization of crashworthiness
2005 (English)In: Structural and multidisciplinary optimization (Print), ISSN 1615-147X, E-ISSN 1615-1488, Vol. 29, no 3, 232-243 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The accuracy of different approximating response surfaces is investigated. In the classical response surface methodology (CRSM) the true response function is usually replaced with a low-order polynomial. In Kriging the true response function is replaced with a low-order polynomial and an error correcting function. In this paper the error part of the approximating response surface is obtained from “simple point Kriging” theory. The combined polynomial and error correcting function will be addressed as a Kriging surface approximation.
To be able to use Kriging the spatial correlation or covariance must be known. In this paper the error is assumed to have a normal distribution and the covariance to depend only on one parameter. The maximum-likelihood method is used to find the latter parameter. A weighted least-square procedure is used to determine the trend before simple point Kriging is used for the error function. In CRSM the surface approximation is determined through an ordinary least-square fit. In both cases the D-optimality criterion has been used to distribute the design points.
From this investigation we have found that a low-ordered polynomial assumption should be made with the Kriging approach. We have also concluded that Kriging better than CRSM resolves abrupt changes in the response, e.g. due to buckling, contact or plastic deformation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 29, no 3, 232-243 p.
Crashworthiness, FEM, Kriging RSM
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45499DOI: 10.1007/s00158-004-0487-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-45499DiVA: diva2:266395